Why Nigerians should reject Peter Obi, Says Adegboruwa, berates Muslim-Muslim ticket
By Joel Arinze
The Labour Party, (LP) Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi is hanging on base sentiments and an array of aggressive supporters to cover up his unimpressive credentials, a notable lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) has said.
In a midweek statement made available to Irohinoodua, Ebun Adegboruwa said the positive vibes associated with Peter Obi are largely fuelled by false narratives.
He said “They are usurpers with no legitimate party or structure, leveraging on their financial prowess to corner a ticket meant for genuine representatives of the working class.”
Refering to the Labour candidate Presidential aspirant, Adegboruwa said “They revel in parading dubious statistics, gathering a mob support without ideology or principle other than raw anger against the status quo, which their idols were part and parcel of.”
He said the supposed anger of bourgeois renegades against their fellow capitalists can never result into any benefit for the masses that they have all wickedly trampled upon with glee.
The lawyer wonders what does Peter Obi offer or represent in present-day Nigeria other than ethnic and religious sentiments?
“Were those not the same factors that produced the error of the Buhari regime?Are we not to rate aspirants in line with their track records? Or what exactly can we find for inspiration in Obi’s 8-year adventure in Anambra State?”
Listing the low points of Peter Obi he said
Hajia Harira Jibril was gruesomely murdered in cold blood in Anambra State, yet the “peoples’ President” neither visited the family nor issue a single statement in condemnation.
He asked “Do we now hand over Nigeria to opportunists or inventors of commercial degrees? Had the stained and leaking umbrella of the PDP shaded Obi, would he have ever emerged as the disgruntled representative of the disorganized “new movement”?
He said the Nigeria Labour Congress, promoters of Obi’s new-found Labour Party, has become a toothless entity, incapable of prosecuting any meaningful struggle since the advent of the APC administration, which has perfected the egregious style of persecuting or compromising all opposition strongholds.
He said the price for crass opportunism is a principled rejection of all its apostles and beneficiaries.
Adegboruwa said ” I do not see the benefit for Nigeria in the Obi/Baba-Ahmed stillborn ticket, neither do I discern any marked difference between Atiku, Obi and Tinubu. In fact, a decamped or frustrated member of the oligarchy is worse than his masters.”